Saturday, July 9, 2011

BARD ON THE VIRTUAL BEACH: Who's Participating so far . . .

DEADLINE PAST: Confirmation notecards will be sent out by August 9th requesting some additional information from participants.  Thank you all for your enthusiasm for this project!

As of August 1, 2011: 
  • Crap Mariner ~ 100W Shakespeare-related Stories, The Three Witches speech from MACBETH as a monologue, and TBA
  • Corwyn Allen ~ Three selections from HENRY V
  • Corwyn Allen & Lailu Loon ~ Act I, Scene 2 AS YOU LIKE IT
  • Corwyn Allen & Marian Dragovar ~ Act I, Scene 2 THE TEMPEST
  • Bear Silvershade & Derry McMahon ~ Selected Beatrice & Benedict scenes from MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
  • Caledonia Skytower ~ Three of the seven great speeches from HAMLET
  • Ada Radius& Kayden O'Connell ~ A Selection from A MIDSUMMER NIGHTS DREAM  
  • Ada Radius& Corwyn Allen ~ A Selection from HAMLET 
  • Shandon Loring & Caledonia Skytower ~ Selections from ROMEO & JULIET
  • Klannex Northmead ~ Selection of Sonnets
  • Aoife Lorefield ~ Selections of "Viola" speeches from TWELFTH NIGHT and Sonnets TBA
  • Kayden O'Connell & Caledonia Skytower ~ Act I, Scn 7 & Act II, Scn II MACBETH, and Act I, Scn 2 KING RICHARD THE THIRD
  • Ada Radius & Kayden O'Connell ~ Selection from ANTONY & CLEOPATRA
  • Caliban Jigsaw ~ "Antony" from JULIUS CAESAR, "Glouster" from HENRY VI - Part 3, "Richard" from RICHARD III (and possibly RICHARD II)
  • Pipsqueak Albatross ~ Mark Antony's Eulogy speech from JULIUS CAESAR
  • Dolgoruky "Dolgo" Umarov ~ Speeches from KING LEAR, Act III & Act IV
  • Ludo Merit ~ Selections of "Katharina" from TAMING OF THE SHREW
 Please Note: the programs for the two individual (and hopefully unique) presentations of BARD will not be finalized till the participants have been finalized.  Some may not be in both presentations, and there may also be some duplication between sessions.  We just have to wait and see : )

Thursday, July 7, 2011

STORYFEST Announces . . . call for Actors & Performers

Here Ye, Here Ye . . . Actors, Performers, and Devotees of the Bard of Avon!

StoryFest Events, in cooperation with the Seanchai Library and Fruit Island Events is putting together a bit of classic fun in the sun with BARD ON THE VIRTUAL BEACH, and we would like to invite YOU to be a part of it . . .

WHEN: Pick one performance that fits your schedule….
              ~ Saturday, August 20th at 3:00pm (up to 90 minutes)
              ~ Sunday, August 21st at Noon (up to 90 minutes)

WHAT: Shakespeare scenes, monologues, sonnets performed in voice. Minimum of 5 minutes in length, maximum of 20 minutes. Participating performers will be required to submit a specified length of their presented pieces in advance of the Festival.  A single presentation may be solo, or include a scene with multiple actors.

TECHNICAL DETAILS: This is a festival, so keep it simple.  There will be a festival stage on Mango Beach and seating will be very casual – beach chairs, beach blankets, cushions etc.  PLEASE do not plan on sets.  A very few furniture pieces will be available to use during your performance if necessary.  Participating performers will be required to request their needs in advance of the Festival. 

Send a notecard to Caledonia Skytower by the end of the virtual day on Sunday, July 31st.  Include your name, the piece or pieces you would like to present, approximate length of the performance slot you need, and whether this is a solo performance or a presentation by a group of performers.

Details and schedule drafts will be managed through the StoryFest Events Group (if you are bringing a scene you will need to designate one from your company to be your captain & join that group temporarily to assist in communication/logistics) and through the StoryFest Blog on the web --